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Monday, December 9th

Today I am finishing up my research on benefits and harmful effects from Friday, and staring to research more into the links to culture and society.

Ethical Data- Consent

I think that consent is definitely a largely controversial topic in today's technological revolution. This can be problematic because many people do not really know what they are agreeing to. Many researchers use citizen's search histories, screen time, and social media habits as data for important research -- mostly on how to make our lives easier. However, many users become very uncomfortable at the thought of their history being tracked and becoming data. What they don't know is that most of us actually agree to legal documents saying that it is okay for researchers to collect data on us since many of us know what we are agreeing to and even fewer of us read the fine print of these documents. This makes the ideology of "informed consent" difficult because, like the article says, "If researchers can’t be sure participants understand how their data will be collected, stored, and used, how can one achieve informed consent?". 

In the article "The Tri…

Friday, December 6

Yesterday I briefly started researching and collecting sources since we only had about 20 minutes or so. Today I am going to physically add to my document about the purpose, function, and beneficial and negative effects.

December 5, 2019

Yesterday, I identified my topic (Spotify) and I started doing some research on it in pertains to the harmful or beneficial effects and trying to collect sources. Today, I will continue to gather this information and also try to find the linkages to society, culture, and economy.

Submarine Cables

1. Is it true that sharks biting the cables is a problem?
No-- this is a major myth. Sharks have bitten cables in the past, but it does not pose a major threat.


2. Cables can break just by wearing out - but what are some other things that cause them to break?
Fishing vessels and ships dragging anchors account for two-thirds of all cable faults. Earthquakes also contribute to the damage of some cables. Cable failure and shark bites are less common but still occur.

3. Who uses submarine cables?
"Undersea cables are built between locations that have something 'important to communicate.'" Europe, Asia, and Latin America all have large amounts of data to send and receive from North America like emails, text messages, and phone calls. These cables help to ensure that this is possible and all of these continents can somehow have an internet linkage to one another. 4. How thick is a cable?
About as thick as a garden hose! It has layers of insulation and protections, but the actual …

IP Blog Post

What is a protocol? A set of rules or procedures for transmitting data between electronic devices, such as computers.What is an Internet Protocol (IP) address?The unique identifier for a computer, composed of 32 bitsHow is it organized hierarchically?IP addresses are 32 bits with 8 bits per part of the address. The system of hierarchy works like this first numbers are usually the country/network, 2nd numbers are region/network, then its sub network and finally its the device.How many bits are in an IPv4 address?32How many IPv4 addresses does that mean there are? 4,294,967,296What is the difference between IPv6 and IPv4?IPv4 is 32 bits and separated by periods, IPv6 is 128 bits and separated by colonsWhy do we need IPv6?The Internet has experienced an increase of devices. Because of this increase, IPv4 addresses are running out so the solution is for IPv6 to provide a much larger address space.What is an IP packet?An IP network packet contains several pieces of information, including t…